The second half of the double-header weekend at Mosport International Karting featured much nicer weather conditions for the opening round of the 2014 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. With the rumble of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series roaring by on the CTMP track, Sunday was full of octane at the entire Mosport facility including excellent kart racing.
On Saturday it was a battle between Tyler McCullough (Intrepid) and Nicholas Hornbostel (OK1) in the Briggs Junior final. At the start of the final McCullough and Hornbostel were first and second going into the first corner and with the karts behind all dicing for position early allowing the two Goodwood drivers to pull away. McCullough and Hornbostel started battling in the closing stages of the race, and going into the last lap Hornbostel had the lead and defended it to win his first ECKC race in Briggs Junior ahead of McCullough. Austin Bisschop (Birel) finished third ahead of Andre Fiorini (K&K Kart) and Joshua Conquer (TonyKart).
Sunday’s final went differently as Roman DeAngelis (Birel) lead much of the way ahead of Fiorini and Bisschop. The three drafted to a four second lead on the last lap with DeAngelis in the lead ahead of Fiorini and Bisschop. Entering the final sector, Fiorini put a bump and run move on DeAngelis moving him enough to get by, then drag raced Bisschop to take the win by a mere three-hundredths of a second. DeAngelis ended up getting third after leading the whole race with Braxton Terry (K&K Kart) coming in fourth and McCullough finishing fifth.